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is of the highest priority. >> later in another memo david gergen sends along three possible short options for nixon's resignation letter. in another gergen says the president should say he's leaving with a heavy heart but without bitterness and ask the public to rally behind gerald ford, which he did. speaking of ford, there's a snarky letter from him complaining of being blacklisted by nixon who brought him on as vice president just over a week later. no hard feelings apparently. the memo showed diane sawyer, then a 25-year-old nixon white house aide, got in trouble for telling a family friend he was being nominated as a federal judge. problem is a u.s. senator was supposed to tell him first. sawyer apologized profusely. in 1969 george h.w. bush, then 45 years old, writes to a white house aide. when i grow up, i want to be president, i think. and then you can even see the end coming for the entire outfit, when david gergen writes ominously that he received an urgent call from reporter bob woodward that "the post" was agonizing over a story that would implicate richard nixon in a cover-up. richard
, the washington post and david gergen dissect president obama's handling of the debt crisis. >>> and, next, 40u your confidence level of the economy impacts the president's re-election odds. you name it. i've tried it. but nothing's helped me beat my back pain. then i tried this. it's salonpas. this is the relief i've been looking for. salonpas has 2 powerful pain fighting ingredients that work for up to 12 hours. and my pharmacist told me it's the only otc pain patch approved for sale using the same rigorous clinical testing that's required for prescription pain medications. proven. powerful. safe. salonpas. we inspect your air filter, cabin filter. there's bugs, leaves, lint, crud. you'll be breathing that. i do believe it's part of a locust. make sure your alignments good. your brakes are good. you've got all sorts different things that you check off. your fluid levels. pretty much everything you could need. it gets done. it gets done quickly. and it gets done correctly. the works fuel saver package, just $29.95 or less after rebate. only at your ford dealer. you're a doctor. you're a car do
lothian and political analyst david gergen. also jonathan allen, senior congressional correspondent from politico. dan lothian, we start with you. any signs of progress? the president said moments ago when asked, by someone in that room, when they allowed reporters in, can you get this done in ten days? and he said, we have to. >> right. just those three words. it shows the sense of urgency here at the white house. if i can point to sort of one visual clue here. perhaps it's just because it's the weekend, but nonetheless, everyone dropped ties during this meeting. perhaps a sign of how much work really needs to get done, compared to last week thursday when they all met wearing coats and ties. still a wide divide. while everyone had been talking about significant progress that has been made, republicans have pulled back, because they don't see raising taxes as part of this equation, and the president is looking to do a grand deal. he wants to seize the moment here for the long term, and doesn't believe that now's the time to back down, don. >> i want to bring in david gergen. david, we're
york one and david gergen. the treasury department has set a deadline of august 2 to get it done. is there a possibility that they won't? >> oh, no. i can't imagine that. we have a better sense of what could happen if there is a default. is abstract notion of a foreign bond holder not getting payments on time is one thing. now it turns out they may have to lay off up to 800,000 federal workers, not fund the department of education for a month. they would have to be furlowed at a minimum, not paid on time. this is serious stuff a lot of people can relate to. the white house as tried not to sugarcoat this thing. as the details become more clear as we get closer to the brink i think people will realize a deal has to be done. >> president obama seems to be in a no win situation. no matter who he appeases he'll anger somebody. what does he do in this situation? >> he is in a box of sorts and so are the republicans. the good news is that leaders in both parties agree now that we cannot go into default. that was in question. both sides are now committed to a deal. it appears tonight the
's senior political analyst david gergen. >> temporarily raise the debt ceiling will force us once again to face the threat of default just six months from now. in other words, it doesn't solve the problem. >> i want you to know that i made a sincere effort to work with the president. in a manner that could secure bipartisan support and be signed into law. and i'll tell you, i gave it my all. unfortunately, the president would not take yes for answer. even when we thought that we might be close to an agreement, the president's demands changed. >> you got the two plans that are out there. are ultimately horses that you can ride all of the way to the finish line and the issue becomes, what comes after them? and can you get it done before monday or tuesday next week? i i think we're heading through a two-week, three-week extension of this fight. to allow this fight to play out. >> so, the president asked people to pressure their congressmen or women to compromise. what happened? websites crashed. left and hand. republicans and democrats. senators and representatives. including house speaker
to ask david gergen in a moment whether that may happen regardless of what happens over the next several days. jessica, thanks. i know you've been very busy on this. >>> went other late note, the "new york times" now reporting some flexibility on that august 2nd deadline that we've been paying attention. to that deadline was always sort of a treasury department estimate on when they'd run out of cash. now incoming taxes could allow that date to slip perhaps as late as august 10th. a little more breathing room perhaps but still a lot to talk about. let's talk with political analyst david gergen and gloria borger who have also been very busy. gloria i've been watching you all day on this. we know now over the last couple of hours that speaker boehner's office's team is rewriting this bill after the c.b.o. score that came. in they were supposed to be voting on this bill tomorrow. now it's thursday at the earliest we're hearing. that's another day. >> yeah. >> which it seems no one can afford, right? >> no. nobody can afford it. it's a big problem for the house speaker. the house speaker, he
. >> david gergen is cnn's senior political analyst. david, there was a time when republican house speaker john boehner and president obama both talked of doing something big to change america's unsustainable economic path. what do you think? do you think that opportunity's lost? >> well, a week is a long time in politics. it can be a lifetime. i think what's now clear is that the big deal, the grand deal, the grand bargain of $4 trillion over ten years is dead, it's gone. i think the chances of getting a deal at $2.5 trillion or the middle-level deal, very unlikely because the president does not want to go that high without tax increases and republicans are not going to do it. here's the hard question i think that's coming up. the house republicans are now pushing a very, very tough deal through the house. over in the senate side, the republicans and democratic leaders are working together on a version of the mcconnell plan. and the president will accept that, as he said in his news conference friday. but whether the house republicans would accept that or not is a big, big question. it se
're going to continue discussing the stalemate with two two guys, james carville, david gergen. they'll join us later on. >>> when you thought the phone hacking scandal in great britain couldn't get weirder, there are shocking new allegations. >>> who's been compromised? >> there could be as many as 4,000 people whose phone messages have been listened to. >>> who's been compromised and how that threatens one of the world's great media giants? that when we come back. cinnamon toast crunch, with a delicious cinnamon and sugar taste that's amazing. crave those crazy squares. sure, but let me get a little information first. for broccoli, say one. for toys, say two. toys ! the system can't process your response at this time. what ? please call back between 8 and 5 central standard time. he's in control. goodbye. even kids know it's wrong to give someone the run around. at ally bank you never have to deal with an endless automated system. you can talk to a real person 24/7. it's just the right thing to do. on our car insurance. great! at progressive, you can compare rates side by side, so you get
. >> david gergen, thank you very much. cnn's senior political analyst. diane swunk, thank you. >>> we're going to tell you exactly what would happen if the president and congress do not raise the debt ceiling in time. ♪ hey, dad, you think i could drive? i'll tell you what -- when we stop to fill it up. ♪ ♪ [ son ] you realize, it's gotta run out sometime. [ male announcer ] jetta tdi clean diesel. the turbo that gets 42 miles per gallon. ♪ the turbo that gets 42 miles per gallon. somewhere in america, there's a doctor who can peer into the future. there's a nurse who can access in an instant every patient's past. and because the whole hospital's working together, there's a family who can breathe easy, right now. somewhere in america, we've already answered some of the nation's toughest healthcare questions. and the over 60,000 people of siemens are ready to do it again. siemens. answers. [clucking] [clucking] [ding] [clucking] announcer: separate raw meats from other foods by using different cutting boards. 3,000 americans will die from food poisoning this year. keep your fam
regime. >> our thanks to hala in damascus. >>> joining us, david gergen. we heard hillary clinton say president assad is running out of time to open up a dialogue. do you see these pushes from the united states making any difference in the performance of the syrian government? >> i'm not sure they are making a difference yet in the performance of the government. clearly, the united states is hardening its position now against the assad regime. there were calls for reform from the american government for a long time saying basically he had a choice of reform or go. recently secretary clinton is arguing he's not reforming. that leaves only one option. there is also a gathering sense in washington that maybe turkey will step in before this is over. the turks have more influence than we do. if the leader of turkey were to say assad has to go that, would have a big devastating impact on assad. there is a sense in washington that not only is assad not going to reform, but the opposition is toughening up. yes, it's not united, but is persistent as every friday. soon not far away in august co
political analyst david gergen is with us as well, on the phone democratic straejt paul vegala. paul, what do you make of what happened in this meeting and signs of potential progress? >> what we thought was no drama obama sounds like a pretty dramatic meeting. i do think the only way you can get to a deal is if both sides want to deal. and the only way you get that is if the republicans believe that president would walk away if they don't meet him halfway or at least part of the way. it does seem to me untenable for one side to say, well, we'll even put social security on the table which apparently what the president has done and the other side says we won't put a nickel of revenue even from corporate loopholes on the table. it does seem like it's a pretty unfair negotiating strategy for the republicans, and it looks like maybe it's blown up in their face. >> david gergen, your take on this and especially on this day where moody's is talking about reviewing a potential downgrade of our credit rating. >> anderson, i think the fact that meeting broke up in the way it did is extremely unfort
, our chief white house correspondent jessica yellin with me. now perspective from david gergen, advised four u.s. presidents. david, i'm going to go back to the report t is almost impossible to find anything encouraging in this report. if you look at it you see employment down in government, down in education, down in financial services, down in construction, down in manufacturing. if you look deeper in this report, david gergen, you see temporary workers being laid off, wages flat lineded. advising this president, what do you do now? >> well, john that is very tough and politically it is very tough. you know, this was an administration that promised a stimulus bill that could hold unemployment below 8%. we have had 29 months, a modern record of unemployment being above 8%. this is rare. we haven't seen this kind of thing since the great depression. it is not just a question of getting the numbers coming back, he has to got to build confidence in his leadership and that people have a sense he can get things done and knows where he is going, psych logical as much as about numbers. frankl
. is the calendar enough to force a compromise or is default a real possibility? david gergen and gloria borger with us tonight. david, i want to go to you first. because there's a leadership question here a several fronts. speaker boehner, leader reid, the president of the united states. i want to start with the speaker, who went before his caucus this morning. forgive me at home for using this language, he essentially said i know my plan fell a little short, i'm going to make it better, but when i do, you have to support me, his language, again, excuse me at home, you have to get your asses in line, and if they don't, it will undermine his stature as a leader. are we seeing an impatient speaker or is that an old football coach using tough language to rally the troops? >> i think it's a leader who knows his job is on the line and that if he doesn't get this, he's got a runaway caucus and the republicans lose stature. if they were -- if the boehner plan were to fail in the house, the advantage moves to senator reid and to the president. if boehner wants to have strength in the final negotiation
're going to turn to david gergen, while we work out things with the congressman, because we want his comments. david, thank you for joining us this evening. you watched all of this today. did you find yourself encouraged, did you find yourself more discouraged? was this progress or was this nothing? >> well, tom, it's been a frustrating, almost a disgusting process for most americans to watch. and i -- i felt today, at least you can breathe a sif relief. broken the stalemate in the house and able to finally get trains moving, and the boehner bill will go down, we know that in the senate. the reid bill will go down in the house and probably won't get out of the senate, probably won't. and we'll get to real negotiations, but i think this constitutional requirement or the requirement that the house republicans put in today about having a balanced budget amendment, the passage of a balanced budget amendment in the house and senate, which requires 2/3 in both, as a prelude or condition for extending the debt limit is a nonstarter. it just -- it's like -- that's like asking a republican to
on to the senate? and i tell you what we're going to do. we're going to turn to david gergen, while we work out things with the congressman, because we want his comments. david, thank you for joining us this evening. you watched all of this today. did you find yourself encouraged, did you find yourself more discouraged? was which progrethis progress o nothing? >> well, tom, it's been a frustrating, almost a disgusting process for most americans to watch. and i -- i felt today, at least you can breathe a sif relief. broken the stalemate in the house and able to finally get trains moving, and the boehner bill will go down, we know that in the senate. the reid bill will go down in the house and probably won't get out of the senate, probably won't. and we'll get to real negotiations, but i think this constitutional requirement or the requirement that the house republicans put in today about having a balanced budget amendment, the passage of a balanced budget amendment in the house and senate, which requires 2/3 in both, as a prelude or condition for extending the debt limit is a nonstarter. it just
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been a top adviser to multiple presidentses and was inside the white house for years, david gergen. we only have a moment. we'll talk with your more in the next segment. before we do that, when you hear the kind of comments joe walsh makes, what do you think? >> i shudder. it's bad for the country. this country has always shown a great respect for the office of the presidency. and we accord to the person in it a certain degree of respect. a year and a half ago, when president obama gave his state of the union message, there was the congressman from the south who, joe wilson, who said "you lie, mr. president." and he was chastised heavily for that. and today here joe walsh, freshman, is calling the president a liar. i think it's terribly unfortunate. if we want to command respect within the world, if we want our presidents to be able to lead, one day soon or maybe sooner rather than later, there may be a republican back in the white house. do you really want, mr. walsh, for that republican to be trashed in a personal way? i think both sides have an interest in trying to find now some he
're staying with us along with the chief political analyst, david gergen, jessica yellin. i'll start. but it seem to me having heard both those speeches, the economic equivalent of the bay of pigs. who will blink first? >> that's right. the president doesn't have a say because he doesn't have a vote. for the president, it was a moment the try to ice 38th republican speaker the house and urge him to try to change paths and find a route to compromise. we did hear him hug speaker boehner rather tight and say did he try work with the president. i'm not sure that was the best way to help john bainer to get more votes to compromise with his hard line members. i would point out to you, the president did not in this speech repeat his veto threat. we have heard him repeatedly say he would veto a short term extension of the debt ceiling. he did not do that tonight. i don't know what we should read into that. i'll find out. in essence, the president trying to use the bully that you will foyt , the bully pulpit to rally the american people. >> this is pretty unprecedented. no u.s. president in h
jessica yellin along with seen lohr political analyst david gergen. jessica, what is the latest on where things stand tonight? >> reporter: well, first of all, the president, anderson, is going to meet with house my north leader nancy pelosi tomorrow to address some of the democratic concerns about where things stand. meantime, the staffs from the various congressional offices are working with white house staff over the next 48 plus hours to see if they can cobble together a deal ahead of this sunday meeting. during this meeting that happened today, the president did two big things. one, he un equivocally ruled ou a short-term deal. he said no way is he going to sign any small debt ceiling increase. he has to have a deal that goes through 2012. secondly, he laid out the terms that he'd like a deal, the deal that they're discussing up until sunday would be the bigger deal. something that is $4 trillion over 10 years. and the thinking on that is, going for some bigger deal allows essentially john boehner, the speaker of the house, to try to put more into a deal, get more deficit reduction
. >> david gergen, your take on this and especially on this day where moody's is talking about reviewing a potential downgrade of our credit rating. >> anderson, i think the fact that meeting broke up in the way it did is extremely unfortunate, not only for trying to solve the debt ceiling but trying to solve the underlying problem of the mounting debts, the debt crisis that we're approaching. and i don't want to apportion blame here. i don't agree with paul's analysis but i don't want to get into the blame sort of situation. what it does seem to me is this, that the president and the leaders all have to come out of their corners and arrive at some sort of deal in the immediate future that averts a default on the national debt. that's the single most important thing. and whatever that deal is, the president says he does not want a short-term deal. i know personally that he feels very intensely about that. but his own top economic advisor, larry summers, wrote today in the financial times, he's got to get any deal is better than no deal. we have to get past the default crisis, and then we
security. joining us gloria borger and david gergen both weighing in on cnn cnn.com. what do you make of the president's statements today? was that scare mongering or does he have a valid snoint. >> it's both. of course he's trying to scare people. but it's also true that you could put social security first and pay it. but clearly, anderson, when a government as we are is borrowing 40 cents on the dollar, you're only got 60 cents left out of each dollar to figure out what you're going to pay for. that other 40 cents is not going to get paid. so theoretically, yes, social security may not -- checks may not go out. would the government actually do that? i think the social security would go out first then along with veterans checks. >> gloria, you're referring to this as a defining moment or definitional moment for the republican party. how so? >> well, i think at a certain point the parties have to decide how they're going to govern and what they're about. and i think it's always in my memory been that republican party is the party of smaller government and fiscal responsibility. but no
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